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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 75r

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Trinity -- Christ and God, both with crossed nimbus, seated, one raises right hand and holds half of open book with left hand; the other, holds half of the open book with right hand, and cross surmounted globe with left hand. Dove of Holy Ghost, nimbed hovers between them amid rays.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament including grapevine, and inhabited by monkey, holding musical instrument, possibly shawm with both hands, and wearing basket on back, containing two small monkeys.

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